Active shooter reports at Dayton, Clark Co. high schools deemed ‘hoax’

By WHIO Staff

DAYTON, SPRINGFIELD — Active shooter reports at multiple high schools across the region Friday have been deemed a hoax by police.

Both Dayton police and Springfield police say they received a call regarding an active shooter at Belmont High School and Catholic Central High School.

Officers from both police departments report that there are no active threats at either high school. Both police departments say the active shooter reports are a hoax.

Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said in a statement that Belmont High School entered a lockdown around 10:35 a.m.

“The safety of staff and students is our utmost priority. Parents can expect to receive more detailed information about this situation later today,” Lolli said.

Springfield police said Central High School is not is not closing, however, parents are still allowed to pick up their children.

Parents are asked to not go to the school and instead go to the Shamrock Bowling Alley located on 1051 E Main Street. School officials as well as police will be at that staging area to assist parents.

Normal dismissal from Catholic Central High School will take place this afternoon.

We are working to learn more and will continue updating this story.


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